Church Leadership
12 Ways to Know If You’re Pastoring Like a Boss – Or Like a Leader
There are some simple ways to tell the difference between a boss and a servant leader. And they come from the example of Jesus.

11. People tolerate a boss. They love and respect a leader.

The Pharisees were tolerated by the people. On their best days, that is.

Jesus was loved and respected. Servanthood will do that.

12. Bosses demand respect. Leaders earn it.

Respect doesn’t come with a position any more. If it ever did.

Jesus didn’t need to hold a position for people to respect him and want to follow him.

True leaders never do.

Want respect? Don’t demand it. Earn it.

Prove yourself worthy, by serving and leading people, not lording your authority over them.

Bosses can’t do that. Leaders can. Servants always will.

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November 17, 2016 at 12:02 AM

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